An Eyewitness History of Slavery in America

An Eyewitness History of Slavery in America

by Dorothy Schneider, Carl J. Schneider
     
 

An Eyewitness History of Slavery in America presents the essential facts of slavery, from the early slave trade in Africa through the end of slavery in the United States. Narrative sections in each chapter explore key aspects of slavery, including a "Chronicle of Events." A section entitled "Eyewitness Testimony" features interesting and historically

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An Eyewitness History of Slavery in America presents the essential facts of slavery, from the early slave trade in Africa through the end of slavery in the United States. Narrative sections in each chapter explore key aspects of slavery, including a "Chronicle of Events." A section entitled "Eyewitness Testimony" features interesting and historically significant comments made by such figures as Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner, and many more. Also included are appendixes of brief biographies of key eyewitnesses and primary source documents-including the 1672 charter of the Royal African Company, the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Thirteenth Amendment-along with chronicles of events, and a comprehensive bibliography. The authors incorporate the most recent scholarship on women slaves and women slave owners.

Praise for the hardcover edition:"One of the most readable and comprehensive guides to slavery available; highly recommended." -CHOICE

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816044030
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Series:
Eyewitness History Series
Edition description:
1 PBK ED
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
8.47(w) x 10.93(h) x 1.24(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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